Yesterday I shared a single card that I made with the gorgeous Calming Camellia Sale-a-Bration Host set in this post, and today I just wanted to show you the entire set of 5 cards I have made using the same technique, and a little more information.
I’ve often wondered why we don’t decorate the back of our cards, after all, it is part of the card and just as visible to the recipient as the front.
I am also of the opinion that we are now, more than ever, going to be needing to send people letters – as in, real “snail mail” hand-written type letters, sharing our news and our lives. We need the connection it creates.
And so this set of cards is all about those two things. There is no stamping or decoration on the inside of the card, leaving the entire space available for writing a letter.
And the back of the card is decorated.
Here is the card base, Crumb Cake cardstock stamped with Crumb Cake ink:
And then the full card with the front decorated:
And the full set of five cards:
The colours I have used in conjunction with Crumb Cake are from left to right:
Blackberry Bliss, Evening Evergreen, Merry Merlot, Soft Suede and Not Quite Navy. The colours in the photo don’t quite do the depth of colour in the cards justice.
My favourites are the Blackberry Bliss and Evening Evergreen. How about you?
So to achieve this look, I have stamped the gorgeous flower image in the one of the colours mentioned above, and then using the White Craft ink and a Blender Pen, coloured the petals of the flower. The white craft ink over the stamped image changes the shade of the original image, making it a lot lighter, and making it look as though there is a lot more colouring than just adding white over the top.
I have then added some green to the leaves and some Soft Suede to the stem, also using ink and Blender Pen.
I loved making this set of cards, I may just make a couple of sets to give as gifts to family.
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6 thoughts on “Calming Camellia Card Set”
Beautiful cards! I just love the idea of stamping the back as well. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Terri, thank you for your lovely comment. Yes, I think I will try to incorporate stamping on the back in more of my cards, it seems such a waste of space otherwise.
I just love the way you stamped around to the back of the card. I have never seen anyone do this before. Very clever, and can’t wait to give it a try.
Why don’t we decorate the back? What a great question Christina. What beautiful cards you have created. And I love that there is sufficient space inside to write.
did you stamp the flower in black or the blackberry bliss?
did you add the white after you colored with Blackberry Bliss and Evening Evergreen?
could you do a video?
I just love this look, it just pops out at you
did you add the white after using the Blackberry Bliss and Evening Evergreen?
did you stamp the flowers in black or the blackberry bliss?
any chance you could do a video?